Pond & River
Dorling Kindersley Limited, Jan 20, 2011 - Reference - 72 pages
Here is an exciting and informative guide to the fascinating natural world of ponds and rivers. Stunning real-life photographs of fish, water beetles, frogs, underwater weeds, and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of plants and animals that live in and around freshwater habitats.
See how a trout develops from its egg, how a dragonfly nymph changes into a dragonfly, what plants look like under the water, and how water birds camouflage themselves. Learn how a frog catches its food, why a caddisfly makes a case from sticks and shells, and why kingfisher eggs have no camouflage markings. Discover how to distinguish the difference between toad spawn and frog spawn, how underwater nests are made, how a salmon climbs a weir, which insects can walk on water, and much, much more.
Explore the amazing variety of life that thrives in freshwater habitats. From beneath the surface of the water to the surrounding plant and animal life, this is a fascinating guide to the natural world of the pond and river.
This revised and updated interactive edition in a new ebook(PDF) format also features a reference section.